COLUMBUS —Ohio Senator Frank LaRose (R- Copley) offered testimony today before the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee on Senate Bill 8, his legislation that would allow spouses of active duty military members to be eligible for unemployment compensation when their family is transferred to a new duty assignment. Currently, 44 other states and the District of Columbia provide similar benefits to military spouses.
“We should no longer force our military families to choose between splitting up or losing a large portion of the family income,” LaRose said. “Our state is home to a number of key military installations. The changes made by Senate Bill 8 are part of an ongoing effort to make Ohio a more military-friendly state. This is not just simply the right thing to do but will also help keep those key installations in Ohio.”
Senator LaRose also noted that the U.S. Department of Defense, the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, the Ohio National Guard and a number of other veterans organizations support the changes made by Senate Bill 8. More information about Senate Bill 8 can be found here.
"The dedicated professionals who devote their lives to educating our students should be able to do their jobs without the fear of violence," said LaRose. "Ohio's leaders deserve our support and protection."
"Online voter registration is a significant step forward for Ohio. State and local governments will achieve major cost savings while maintaining the accuracy of voter records, improving convenience and reducing the chance of fraud."
"This budget plan funds essential priorities in a way that is both efficient and equitable," said LaRose. "It is a balanced plan that continues to reduce barriers to economic growth while investing in education and maintaining support for the people who need it most."
"For 125 years, Akron Children's has earned a reputation for serving children with the highest level of professionalism and expertise," said LaRose. "As the father of three daughters, I rest easy at night knowing that a world-class children's hospital like Akron Children's is right in our backyard."